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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Oct 25, 2010 9:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite Scarlet-Fires

Nice call, SC. I'm partial to 5-13-77 as well. It's often the one I go to. The 'combo concept' of that pairing was still quite fresh, and it shows in the playing. . . . plus the soundboard / radio mix captures that nice presence and warmth of the intimate Auditorium Theatre.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Oct 25, 2010 9:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite Scarlet-Fires

Yes, another Chicago Show fan! :) Up until some clown dumps a beer in the soundboard during 'Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad,' this is one of the the tightest shows of '77, I like it better than the famous Barton Hall, even. In fact, the Chicago show and English Town (AKA Dick's Picks 15) are my favorite '77 shows. The first Jack-A-Roe, and the best, a 'glittering' Friend Of The Devil, and the aforementioned Scarlet Fire make Chicago one awesome show... the Estimated isn't shabby either.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Oct 25, 2010 9:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite Scarlet-Fires

My other favorite show from that run is St. Paul 5-11-77

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-11.sbd.miller.83196.flac16

The venue was nearly 4 X that of the Auditorium (15,000 vs 4,000), but the sound in that old hockey arena was pretty clear with a nice mix from where I was sitting, and the band seemed more relaxed in St. Paul - relaxed, yet the playing is just as tight. If you've not heard this show yet, and since you are such an ardent fan of the Auditorium show, you owe it to yourself to have a nice sit down with this one. The Sugaree gets way out there, and from Uncle John's Band through Brokedown Palace is probably one of my most listened to segments of live Dead - a nice positive vibe, fairly chilled out for being the ending segment of the show, but that matters not as the music has a nice flow. That sequence has always been a favorite in the car.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Oct 26, 2010 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite Scarlet-Fires

Also 5/17/77 is a beautiful one. Something about May of '77 ... !

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Oct 26, 2010 12:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite Scarlet-Fires

That looks good, DP... I'll check it out soonest. :)